UNT speech and hearing sciences professor Amyn Amlani and colleagues have conducted research that suggests smartphone-based hearing aid applications can be used as effective, short-term solutions for listeners with hearing loss. The study investigates the efficacy and perceived advantages of using smartphone applications as an alternative treatment option to traditional hearing aids.
Joshua Urbanovsky of Granbury, a UNT student in the College of Business and College of Engineering, was honored as one of the state’s top business students at the Texas Business Hall of Fame 31st Annual Induction Dinner Nov. 14 in San Antonio. Urbanovsky earned a $10,000 scholarship, which he plans to use to help pay for his doctoral degree in computer science at UNT.
Dr. Amyn M. Amlani, UNT associate professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, will conduct a new study to learn whether hearing aids can reduce the risk of dementia associated with hearing loss. The project received a grant award of $121,700 from Unitron, a consumer healthcare company specializing in hearing aids and research related to hearing loss.
UNT Engineering Professor Yong Tao has received a National Science Foundation grant to identify gaps in sustainability knowledge and better understand human behavior related to sustainability. Tao received $652,846 as part of the National Science Foundation’s Research Coordination Networks – Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability program.
Yan Huang, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in UNT's College of Engineering, is developing a location-based social media search function that will allow users to search for and find more information about events around them than ever before.
Five UNT students studying computer science, sociology and business reaped awards at the first-ever LeadingAge HackFest Oct. 25 – 27 in Dallas for designing technological tools that can be used to improve the lives of older adults.
Dr. David Schultz, chair of the Department of Physics in UNT's College of Arts and Sciences, has been named associate vice president for research and economic development.
Two students from the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science at UNT were named regional finalists in the 2013 Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology. Regional finalists each win $1,000 scholarships.
Dr. Armin Mikler, professor of computer science and engineering in UNT’s College of Engineering, has received an almost $800,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a computer-based system that will help emergency planners identify vulnerable populations.
Dr. Srinivasan Srivilliputhur, an associate professor of materials science and engineering in UNT's College of Engineering was selected to participate in the event along with more than 70 of the nation's most innovative young engineering educators.